BY APB Staff on 29 Sep 2020

The sprawling maritime development opens next month

Dubai Harbour Marina

The first visiting yachts have docked at Dubai’s Harbour Marina, which is preparing for its grand opening next month.

Built on reclaimed land, and located between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah, the marina covers an area of almost 2 million square metres, and will be the Middle East’s biggest marina.

The sprawling development will offer 1,100 berths for yachts up to 160m, as well as offering dining, retail, luxury hotels, residences, and an observation deck with panoramic views.

The first two boats to sail into the marina were a tri-deck Majesty 120 superyacht and the next-generation Oryx 379, both by UAE-based Gulf Craft.

Gulf Craft’s tri-deck Majesty 120

Selcuk Balci, managing director at D-Marin Dubai and Dubai Harbour’s marina operator, said: “The marina will strengthen Dubai’s status as a modern maritime hub for yacht owners and captains to maritime businesses in need of a strategic logistics location. We are looking forward to operating the largest leisure maritime destination in the Middle East.”

Dubai Harbour Marina

Dubai Harbour Marina

Abeer Alshaali, CEO at Gulf Craft, said: “Our experience of berthing our recently launched superyacht Majesty 120 and Oryx 379 sport cruiser in the marina reinforced our confidence that this will be an exceptional addition to the Emirates’ waterfront. Dubai Harbour will lead the way for greater economic growth both in tourism and yachting as Dubai adds boat enthusiasts to the ever-growing list of visitors, and highlights the level of luxury that yachts made in the UAE will achieve.”